Articles from the January 4, 2024 edition

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January 4 2023

Happy New Years!...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    January 4, 2024

4-H volunteer Kathy Bush earns statewide recognition

Washakie County 4-H volunteer Kathy Bush said that winning the Wyoming 4-H Northwest Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer award came to her as a surprise. According to a previous Northern Wyoming...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    January 4, 2024

Commissioners consider granting sheriff vehicular signal boosters

Washakie County Sheriff Austin Brookwell attended the Washakie County Commissioner meeting to inform the commissioners about a phone signal booster that he found to be beneficial after initial use and now hopes to install signal boosters on all vehic...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 4, 2024

City water main line leaks being repaired

Two minor leaks in the City of Worland’s water pipeline are being addressed this winter. City of Worland Director of Public Works and Parks Nick Kruger detailed plans to repair the section of pipeline that went into service in 1983. Kruger said...


Colleen Joyce Bose

Colleen Joyce Bose, 90, passed away on December 28, 2023 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born on August 13, 1933, in Wilsonville, Nebraska, Colleen was the daughter of Robert... Full story


Virginia R. Ottinger

Virginia R. Ottinger, Age 85 passed away October 9, 2023 in Billings Montana. She was born July 19, 1938 in Davis City, Iowa to Layton and Doris (Hart) Baker. Virginia attended Davis City Public Schoo... Full story


Charles Clifford Ferree

Charles "Charlie" Clifford Ferree passed away on December 25, 2023. He was born on June 28, 1964. Charlie was a man of many hobbies and trades; we never quite knew what was coming next. The latest... Full story


Edra Luzelle Snider

Edra Luzelle Snider, 95, passed away December 11, 2023 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Edra was born in Maysville Missouri, February 29, 1928, the second youngest of six children... Full story


John Keith Johnson

A funeral service for John Keith Johnson, 78, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 5, 2024 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel in Wheatland, Wyoming. John Johnson passed away on... Full story


Bonnie Rae Baker

Bonnie Rae Baker, a beloved resident of Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, passed away on December 18, 2023, at the age of 91. She was born on April 5, 1932 in Worland, Wyoming to Oliver... Full story


Frances 'Yvonne' Wiltsey

Frances “Yvonne” Wiltsey, passed away in Worland, Wyoming on Nov. 23, 2023. She was born on Dec. 4, 1939 in Greybull, Wyoming. Services will be held on Jan. 12, 2024 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Worland, Wyomin... Full story


Carl Elbert Johnson

Carl Elbert Johnson, aged 96, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2023 in Powell, Wyoming. A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 114 Cedar Avenue in Burlington, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at 11... Full story


Happy New Year; New facilities, election highlight, what's to come

As a new year rolls in one of the common sayings is “out with the old, in with the new” and that is exactly what 2024 will be bringing to Washakie County. Ten Sleep School is moving forward and...

 By Sean Mortimer    News    January 4, 2024

Don't forget to recycle your Christmas tree

For your tree to be recycled into mulch this year in the 29th annual Washakie County Conservation District Christmas tree recycling event, you’ll need to have it out no later than 8 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 6. Worland residents who live within the...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    January 4, 2024

Lady Warriors ready for tough set of games to open 2024

The New Year brings new beginnings and new challenges, and for the Worland Lady Warriors girls basketball team, three of their next four games are against ranked opponents. Tonight, in their home...


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